M/V Origin: Southern & Central Route

Overview

Discover the Galapagos Islands on board the M/V Origin, a luxury mega yacht that will take you between the islands in search of spectacular landscapes and an abundance of fascinating wildlife. See Pinnacle Rock, the Cathedral, the Chinese Hat and Frigatebird Hill. Snorkel with Galapagos penguins and swim or kayak with sea lions. The scenery is as diverse as the wildlife with lava fields, lava tubes, lagoons, sandy beaches, coral reef lined bays and cactus forests all waiting to be explored. Add to this the diverse range of birds, reptiles and sea mammals and the experience of a lifetime awaits.

TRIP CODE
GATSSCR8
DEPARTURE
Weekly
DURATION
8 Days
LOCATIONS
Ecuador

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Cabin accommodation,

all meals and snacks,

All beverages including open bar,

Captain’s welcome and farewell party,

Guided shore excursions,

Cruise director,

Use of wet suits, snorkeling equipment, stand up paddle boards and sea kayaks,

Transfers in the Islands between the airport and dock.

Cruise rates do not include

International Airfare, Airfare to Galapagos,

Galapagos entrance fee (park tax), transit control card,

Premium alcoholic beverages,

Gratuities to guides and crew, purchases on board laundry service, Wi-Fi (when available) and travel insurance.

Galapagos Park Tax: The entrance fee to the National Park is $100 for adults and $50 for children 11 and younger and is not included in the cruise rate.

Transit Control Card – A TCT card or tarjeta de control de transito is $20 per person and is required by INGALA for all visitors to Galapagos to control migration to the Islands.

Difficulty Rating 2 (light advenrure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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